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Shawabty of Sheshonk

This is a head and torso fragment of a Third Intermediate Period shawabty. The rght arm is bent and holds a flail and the left arm is extended straight down at his side. The face is compltely chipped off and there are small chips missing overall, including on the right and left hands. The...

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From Giza, debris at SW corner of mastaba G 7169. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–712 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes